New Delhi, Sept 20: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday registered a case in connection with the Uri attack after it was told to take over the probe by the Union Home Ministry.
In another development, India will send a fresh proposal to have Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar declared as a terrorist. India has made a request to include Azhar in the list of proscribed terrorists and would send a fresh proposal before the end of September.
This move assumed importance in the wake of the Uri attack. The last time India had made this proposal was following the Pathankot attack, but due to opposition from China, the same did not go through.
For the NIA having Azhar declared a terrorist is crucial as he is the prime accused in both the Pathankot and Uri attacks. The agency is probing both the cases.
The NIA which will probe into the breach of security at three levels will also collect the blood and DNA samples of the terrorists. The army will hand over the seized material from the four terrorists who were killed in the Uri strike.
Further the GPS set will be sent to the United States of America for forensic investigation. This would help the NIA find out exactly what route the terrorists had taken.
The NIA which is also probing the Pathankot attack is still awaiting confirmation from Pakistan regarding its team's visit. India had allowed a team from Pakistan to visit Pathankot to investigate the matter. Despite several requests Pakistan has not responded to India as yet.